The lazy eye also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition in which a person’s eyesight doesn’t develop correctly in either eye as it ought to in either eye. The brain often focuses on one eye much more than the other, almost to the exclusion of the other.
This causes the eyes to move about as they should and causes the patient to have difficulty seeing things as they should see. Many people who suffer from this condition have experienced the inability to focus their eyes for a short period and are unable to remember events that occurred while their eyes were unfocused.
Amblyopia sufferers can only see objects at a distance that is near enough for them to see; at the same time, they have problems seeing objects at a distance that is far away.
Lazy Eye Symptoms
Some of how people can develop (lazy eye) amblyopia include
- Losing the ability to see clearly after looking at a moving object
- Double vision
- Looking at something at an angle and then trying to look away from it
This can be made worse by squinting, blowing their nose or having their eyelids clogged with sweat. Other ways that people develop amblyopia are through genetic predisposition and possibly from having eye injuries over a long period such as a hit or maybe even a fall.
It is important to note that the lazy eye is not contagious and is not caused by a virus; it is believed to be a neurological condition and is caused by the nerve impulses in the eyes moving in a disjointed and abnormal fashion.
Lazy Eye Treatment
To treat lazy eyes, both eyes need to be examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, along with the person’s vision being tested in a variety of different ways to determine the cause of the condition. For people who have double vision or the inability to focus their eyes, the doctor might recommend that you wear contact lenses.
A pinhole eyeglass is often recommended for people suffering from lazy eye and is one of the treatments available for this condition. In some cases, if the patient suffers from complete blindness, their eyes might just be too damaged so in this case, surgery may be needed.
For a long time, I wondered if there was any lazy eye treatment that worked. Of course, I had used contact lenses for most of my life and, as my sight became better, I experimented with glasses as well. But whenever I wore glasses, the experience was uncomfortable and occasionally complicated. In addition, glasses made me feel a little like a cyst on my face! So it was obvious that something had to give.
Fortunately, I found an excellent lazy eye treatment that cleared up my poor vision without the use of glasses or contacts. And it worked. That was a fortunate discovery because it allowed me to finally wear glasses again. And now, almost seven years later, I don’t have to wear glasses to function in society the way I did before.
Here’s how treating lazy eyes has changed my life.
First, I started taking a series of drops called “Crestor” a few months ago. These drops are designed to strengthen and rejuvenate the muscles in your eyes. The Crestor ingredients include amino acids, vitamins and minerals. By using these drops regularly, you can not only improve your lazy eye but can also improve your vision.
Plus, these drops don’t contain any added pain-relieving ingredients, so they’re safe to use. But what I learned about lazy eye treatment today is even more important than the actual drops themselves. That’s why I want to discuss the importance of patient compliance in eye patching.
Eye patching is a fairly new, non-intrusive visual correction method. Rather than applying a small, plastic patch to the area that needs vision correction, the eye patching patient applies the patch to a larger area of the eye. When the patient is finished, the patch is removed by the doctor.
There is a tiny incision, and the result is a tiny line or colour change in the eye. As you might guess, lazy eye treatment with patching is also very similar to the results of strabismus surgery. Because patching only requires a small incision, it does not require the same amount of healing time as traditional strabismus surgery.
Most of the discomfort from patching is actually from the patient. Patients need to remember that the procedure is not done overnight. It should take several hours to an hour for the eye to heal, and typically during this time, their eyes are covered with medication and/or water.
Once the patching is completed, the patient will see a gradual improvement in their lazy eye condition. If the patient complies with their prescription, the visual improvement will continue and become more pronounced over time. Patient compliance with their prescribed instructions will also play a role in the success rate of the patching procedure.
A good eye surgeon will tell their patient to avoid strenuous activities after the application of the patch, which will greatly help their visual recovery. Strabismus surgery will be less painful and take much less time to accomplish if the patient follows the doctor’s orders and takes care of their eyes.
While patching can be used with other visual acuity treatments to address lazy eye and strabismus, it should be considered only as a last option when all other methods have been tried unsuccessfully. Patching is also a very strong visual acuity treatment because it allows the eye surgeon to put a permanent patch on the eye, making visual acuity better than it would be without the patch.
The most important thing to remember about patching is that it is never a substitute for glasses or contact lenses. It should be used as a complement to any other vision improvement techniques, such as the use of glasses or contact lenses. Strabismus surgery is often combined with the use of an optometrist’s laser to help strengthen the eye-brain connection.
Through a process called “laser resurfacing,” a stronger laser is applied to the eye-brain connection, which helps to increase connections between the eye and brain. This improves the lazy eye and improves the patient’s visual acuity. Laser surgery combined with patching is a powerful method of visual enhancement for anyone suffering from strabismus and/or lazy eye.
No matter what treatment option a patient chooses, having good healthy eyes is important because good eye health has been shown to improve a person’s quality of life.
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